Feeling Is The Language Of The Soul

Title Quote: Neale Donald Walsch

If ever you are unsure of what to do
Look to your feelings for they will be true
Your feelings about something will never lie
Use them to guide you, go on, give it a try

Words are so easily misunderstood 
We all have our own views, which aren’t always good
We all look at life in different ways
Understanding each other through our perceptual haze

By using your feelings you’ll learn to live intuitively
You’ll start to become who you really want to be
The path is not always easy to the light
So don’t be afraid to do what you feel is right
Your Soul will guide you always wanting what’s best
So put your feelings to the ultimate test

Trina Graves – 1st November 2001


About This Poem

This was the first poem I wrote that used a Core Concept from the Conversations With God Book 1 by Neale Donald Walsch as the title and theme. Others that I have already posted are: God Is Communicating With Us All The Time and God Talks To Everyone.

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In God’s Hands

Some people’s lives seem to be
An immense, tempestuous, tidal sea
Waves of problems relentlessly pour
Often knocking them to the floor

But then the ocean can be calm
Many years pass with no harm
They sense the peace, here at last
Hoping all worries are in the past

Then out of the blue, a tsunami hits
Can they survive and keep their wits?
Or will they be taken down to the deep
Drowning in sorrow, a quivering heap?

But they are stronger than the most
From years of living by the coast
Building their resilience over long days
Of many harsh storms and healing sun-rays

Elements of Nature enhanced their core
Enabling them to rise-up, off the floor
‘This too shall pass,’ experience brings
Knowledge and wisdom in all things

Those who have the greatest ability
To rise above the turbulent sea
And walk on the soft, golden sands
Leave their doubts all in God’s Hands

Whatever we face in this life of ours
Frost and storm, sunshine and showers
Gives us what we came here for
Our Soul develops as it experiences more

No one escapes the storms of life
In some way there will be some strife
There’s many who’ve survived worse than you
Use them as inspiration to get you through

                          ************

I know I’ve been luckier than many it’s true
With fluffy white clouds and skies of blue
Of course there has been a storm or two
But I had something to get me through

I was blessed with a mother who taught me
To Let Go And Let God always be
The way to remain centred, be still
Even when facing the rockiest hill

Always holding love in my heart
Clears grey skies, clouds depart
Bringing the sunlight of God’s love
Answers flow from the Divine above

Trina Graves – 27th October 2018


About This Poem

In a few days it will be my mum’s 80th birthday, as I have mentioned before, my parents now look forward to receiving a personal card from me of some compilation of family photos along with a new poem written for them. 

As it is going to be her 80th I wanted to create something special for her, so I have been compiling a book of all the photos and poems I have sent over the years, to bring them all together. I have also written her several new poems to add more. Due to being personal I will not be adding them all on here, but this one was written so that I could share it. Many years ago my mum told me that whenever she had a concern and didn’t know what to do about it she would place it in God’s Hands knowing that the problem would be solved or she would be shown the way to proceed.

When I wrote this poem it was using the quote title of ‘Let Go And Let God’ (unknown) but, once I’d finished and read through I decided to change it to the expression that my mum  originally gave me, which basically means the same.

In God's Hands - inspirational poem by Trina Graves of Spiritual Quotes To Live By

 

Inner Guidance

What do you want to know?
For the answers will appear
If not right before your eyes
Then somewhere very near

Tapping into the fountain of wisdom
Is so easy, once you know how
The truth is, we already know
The answers, right here and right now

Just trust and let the energy flow
In whatever way suits you best
For some it’s with the written word
Go on, put yourself to the test

For others the truth is with their feelings
With their intuition they lead the way
They will know by their gut reaction
If there’s truth in what you say

Maybe your wisdom is experienced on a wider canvas
The world is a place of many scenes
One day something that you hear or see
Brings definition to your wildest dreams

Whatever your way just trust and believe
Your quest has just begun
Fill your life with joy and love
And remember we are all one

Knowing the questions, or what you want to do
Is the hardest part for you

Trina Graves – 20th June 2002


About This Poem

When I wrote this poem in 2002, I had started to notice all of the synchronicities in my life that had brought me to where I was at that time. It had been almost ten years since I became more interested in the spiritual side of life, and over those years whenever I ‘asked’ a question the answer would come to me in some way or another, but it wasn’t until looking back over the years that I could see a pattern of the answers appearing in various forms.

Trina Graves quote: Whatever your way just trust and believe, your quest has just begun. Fill your life with joy and love and remember we are all one. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

When You Look At Your Life, The Greatest Happinesses Are Family Happinesses

Title Quote: Joyce Brothers

As you get older you more often reflect
The course of your life and you introspect
Remembering all the ups and some downs
The beautiful sights and wonderful sounds

The focus you chose and decisions you made
Became your life and your path was laid
Life continues to expand, there’s always more
To experience the joy is what you came here for

Reminiscing those carefree days of childhood
When all you wanted was to feel good
Playing with siblings, friends or by yourself
Imagination was your greatest wealth

Childhood memories of the long ago past
Fade through time, but the ones that last
Are the happy ones spent with mum and dad
Sharing time and love, feeling cherished and glad

Picnics, walks or playing board games
The simple shared pleasures are what remains
In your memory to treasure forever more
The love you experienced developed your core

Time progresses and moves on so fast
Life brings experiences, the landscapes vast
The greatest gift, if blessed, you will know
Is being a parent, as the purest love will grow

Creating your own precious unit of family
Brings an overwhelming abundance of ecstasy
The immense love you feel will always remain
Though expressing the depth is hard to explain

Just watching your baby grow, develop and explore
Their world around them brought you even more
Happiness in all the countless, simple, delightful ways
Treasured memories gathered throughout those days

It’s peculiar, but often you will find
The simplest moment stuck in your mind
Your child running to you with arms open wide
Their pure love and elation they couldn’t hide

The years of parenthood continued on
Time seemed slow, but soon they were gone
Young adults replaced the children you raised
Vibrant, onto their own paths they blazed

With parents eyes you developed a different view
The world was changed and you understood too
Your parents love for you became crystal clear
They did their utmost to love and hold you dear

And now your children are parents also
Blessings of love forever bloom and grow
Watching your child’s parental love and joy
Blossom with each additional baby girl and boy

With the old eyes of wisdom, you can now see
So clearly the pure contentment of your family
These precious little angels sent from up above
Grandchildren bring bliss and quintessential love

Trina Graves – 4th January 2016


About This Poem 

Sometimes in my dreams I am the mother to my children and grandchildren at the same time, or I’m a child the same age as both generations with my parents as the parents of us all.. but in the crazy world of dreams it all makes perfect sense!

In a similar way the generations do seem to blend together as the years zoom by at an alarming rate. As my grandchildren are now racing toward adulthood (the oldest is 21 at the end of this year and the next 16 in a few weeks) it seems such a short time ago that they were tiny babies as I watched my children become parents but… it hardly seems any more distance in time that they were babies in my arms too! And yet, in a few months even my youngest child will be 36, which was the age that I became a grandmother. 

I’m not sure if it’s a sign of being older or a sign of Awakening that time is losing all meaning to me. The days pass by in what seems a few hours, weeks a few days, months seem to be only a couple of weeks long and years only last a few months! It’s akin to sleep where you close your eyes in one moment and open them in what feels like a minute or two later to find many hours have passed – in the blink of an eye!

Does anyone else feel this way?
I think I got a bit side-tracked here, but I suppose it is about looking back over family life! 🙂 

Trina Graves quote: With the old eyes of wisdom you can now see, so clearly the pure contentment of your family... Spiritual Quotes To Live By

 

The Best Way To Make Children Good Is To Make Them Happy

Title Quote: Oscar Wilde

Making children do anything
Will not achieve your true goal
They are unique human beings
With their own guiding Soul

They will submit to all your rules
As you teach, shape and mold
Bending to your whims
Mostly doing as they are told

But deep within they know
They have a true guiding light
Smothered by fitting in
It flickers waiting out of sight

So how do you let them learn
To follow their own true heart?
While still guiding and protecting
Right from the very start

It is really all up to you
In the way you live each day
For even in the nurturing womb
They know what you do and say

Do you follow your own heart
Always aiming for your best?
Through life’s ups and downs
Anchored with love, do you rest?

The things you say and do
Will of course have an effect
But much more is said than words
With thoughts and feelings you select

Young children absorb it all
With no ability to understand
Not all experiences are true
You have the upper hand

Teach them by example
Follow your own inner guide
Be who you came here to be
Shine brightly, do not hide

For everyone has their own path
In the life they came to live
Unique in its twists and turns
Guidance by example you can give

Stand strong in your beliefs
Hold fast in your integrity
Show your love and appreciation
Giving thanks for all to see

Trina Graves – 11th January 2018


About This Poem

This was the first poem I wrote using this quote as a title and theme, but after writing it I knew I wanted to write another one. ‘The Best Way To Make Children Good’  focuses on how wanting our children to be happy is something that continues throughout their lives, no matter how old they are, and is a more personal poem.

Quite a few of my poems feature the unknowing lifetime impact parents have on their children, not just with their words and actions, but their thoughts and feelings, because it is the most important thing I wished I’d known when my children were little ones. 

The Best Way To Make Children Good Is To Make Then Happy - inspirational poem by Trina Graves of Spiritual Quotes To Live By
My children with some of their cousins (1990)

What We Are Today Comes From Our Thoughts Of Yesterday – And Our Present Thoughts Build Our Life Of Tomorrow. Our Life Is The Creation Of Our Mind.

Title Quote: Buddha

My thoughts of yesterday
Were cloudy and unclear
Overshadowed by the patterns
Of all those who I was near

Unguided and docile
I joined the massive herd
Plodding on through life
Not living as I preferred

But there came moments of Light
That sparked my inner core
I stepped on my path of truth
That led me to the Spiritual door

Discovering the energy of thought
Creates everything we live
I began to understand my life
And the affect of those I’m with

Now the negativity of my past
Thoughts of hopelessness and lack
Are dissolved from my mind
Knowing Source Energy has my back

My power is in each moment
Not the years, days or hours
If I focus on love, beauty and joy
My life will blossom and fully flower

                         ***

What we are today comes from
Our thoughts of yesterday
They establish and manifest
In all we do and what we say

Our present thoughts build
Our life of tomorrow
Are your thoughts right now
Building a life of joy, or sorrow?

Our life is the creation
Of our mind, is so true
Thoughts of love and joy
Will create a happy you

Trina Graves – 5th December 2017


About This Quote

As this quote is rather long I did consider just using the last part ‘Our Life Is The Creation Of Our Mind,’ but once I began writing I knew I would use the whole quote. 

When I first learned of The Law Of Attraction I was also discovering how much we are manipulated and controlled.  I could see my past in a new light, which also gave me a knowing of how I wanted to change my life. For a while I focused too much on all the wrongs in our world, but I came to realize that whatever has happened in the past, whether it’s my personal past, the atrocities evident in history, or even globally in the present day, by focusing on any of it brings more of the same.

And the only way forward is to bless the past for the lessons it has brought, send love, compassion and forgiveness to ALL those involved, then let it all go! By focusing on being happy, at peace. and flowing love to all, in each and every present moment, is the path I now choose to follow.

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We Are Just Walking Each Other Home

Title Quote: Ram Dass

It’s a well-known way to view life
As a ‘Path’ we all must take
The Path can be rough or smooth
Depending on the choices we make

We can travel on our track alone
Or with close and trusted friends
There presence gives us support
As we navigate the dips and bends

Varied loved ones will accompany us
Along the majority of our life path
The love we share gives us direction
The joy, lightens our way as we laugh

But where does this pathway begin?
And where does it go to, and end?
Or is it a vast circular Highway
We want to know, to comprehend

I believe the two points are the same
From Source we arrive at our birth
Wandering along to find our own route
The reason we decided to come to Earth

Experiencing the joys and the beauty
Giving unconditional love to one-and-all
Discovering our unique gift to share
Is the true path we all came here for

Sharing our love and our gifts
With any who join us on our roam
Enlightenment comes to let us know
We Are Just Walking Each Other Home

Trina Graves – 5th December 2016


About This Poem

When I am out taking nature photographs one theme I am always on the lookout for are pathways, as I know many quotes (and my poems) use the expression of life as a path we all follow. Wooded footpaths and beach footpaths are my favourites to photograph and use. When out for walks with others I will purposely lag behind so that I can get a shots of people usually in the distance of a footpath as I think they make excellent pictures for quotes.

When I sat to write the poem for this quote I thought it would be a sympathy poem, but when the words began to flow it was obviously going to be about the path of life.

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You Will Know Your Path.. By The Fun Of It

Title Quote: Abraham-Hicks

Many of us feel there is something
We should be doing that we’re not
Nothing seems quite right for us
No matter what we’ve achieved or got

We all come to Earth with a plan
There is something special we came to do
And nothing will ease this empty feeling
Until we set on our path that’s true

But some of us can’t seem to find the way
Even to ‘see’ the path we should take
It seems there are too many roads to choose
How do we know and not make a mistake?

The secret is to always look for
The thing that you find is fun
What is it that you love to do?
If you had a list, what’s number one?

What is it that eradicates time?
You don’t notice the ticking of the clock
When doing the thing you love
It’s as if time has hit a block

What is it that gets you all fired up?
Burning with a passionate desire
Some way of helping others is the key
To know it’s the path that will raise you higher

You may find you begin many trails
There are an abundance of fun ways to go
But taking many paths won’t fill your aching need
Your progress on ‘The One’ will be too slow

If you find it difficult to make the choice
Which ones could you live without
And which is the one that keeps calling
It may start as a whisper, but becomes a shout

                            ***

In my life I’ve started various paths
Many similar, but I was never quite sure
Which was my one true path I should tread
To fulfil me and make my heart soar

It’s taken me numerous years to realize
One of the earliest I took was my authentic path
But I believe everything happens for a reason
So joyfully I walk on, and at myself I laugh

And now that I know I’m on the right path
I follow its course each and every day
I know in my heart it’s the one for me
No matter what others may say

There are times that I might stumble or fall
The way ahead is not always level or smooth
But I’ll just get back up and carry on
Onwards and upwards I’ll always move

If I have a difficult decision to make
At any junction or crossroads on the way
I always know how to make the choice
Which one would be fun to play?

I know my path by the fun of it
I enjoy what I am doing it’s true
So I hope this poem will shed some light
On the fun path ahead for you

Trina Graves – 19th November 2016


About This Poem

As I mention in the poem, it took me many years to realize what my ‘true’ path was. Although looking back now I can see indications going back to my childhood, there was always something blocking my knowing. I can see now that quite often I would listen to others about what I ‘should’ be doing, but that never brings our true path. Self-doubt and self-criticism were obstacles too. For quite a few years I believed my path was to be a healer, I was told by several mediums that I could heal and I had great success with a new technique (EFT) at that time (2002) when I used it with family members and myself. I ventured into teaching others how to use this amazing self-healing tool. It worked really well on the few people I taught, and I always loved the feeling of helping someone to help themselves, but I can see now that my love and enjoyment for it was not 100%. 

For a while I had two websites going, my Spiritual Quotes To Live By and one called Healing DIY. Eventually I came to realize that I had to let one of them go because I had so much to add to each one and I wasn’t happy with the slow progress with working on two. So, it really came down to the choice of which one could I live without. I felt I am a healer and should be teaching people self-healing, but I knew that I could never live happily without continuing collecting uplifting quotes and writing inspirational poems. This, for me, is definitely more FUN!

You Will Know Your Path By The Fun Of It - inspirational poem by Trina Graves of Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Who Am I?

From the moment I was born
Many roles did I receive
Placed within my Being
What depth would I believe?

A Human-Being of planet Earth
A Girl of physicality
English by place of birth
Premature was little me

Born into the Working Class
No ‘silver spoon’ to be fed
No ‘blue blood’ in my veins
Into this Ordinary Life I was led

First Daughter to my parents
First Granddaughter on both sides
A Sister to my brother
Niece and Cousin, timing provides

Five roles of relationships
Fifteen Family Members I affected
But none will observe the same
In the Baby they inspected

A Son or Daughter is a different person
To each and every mum and dad
Gender expectations are impressed
From their own upbringing they had

A midwife delivered me that night
At home, doing her chosen work
Present for the miracle of birth
My entry an Occupational Perk

Visiting Doctors and Baby Clinics
About the town, going for walks
I became a Patient and a Citizen
A source of gossip in their talks?

Overly shy, I did turn heads
As I screamed the places down
Many must have considered me
A Toddler nightmare, with a frown

Two more brothers came along
But no sisters were for me
My brothers have a different Sister
From the perspective of each three

Starting school I became a Pupil
To be taught all the right ways
Of education at that time
And the rules a Child obeys

Through the many years of schooling
Various teachers made their mark
I, their Student was seen differently
A Character of light or of the dark?

Different levels of friendship
Came and went over the years
Playmate, Classmate, Acquaintance, Friend
Some brought joy and others tears

Out into the world of work
Stacking shelves as a teen
An Employee I became
Another role to be seen

Many jobs, many views
Of people I would instigate
Interactions and experiences
Would affect my chosen fate

Being in love changes people
The pair together and those around
The power of love is so great
Its expression and depth truly profound

Seen with eyes of love is so awesome
When two blend it’s like a drug
Loosing yourself in the emotion
Even apart, enveloped in a warm hug

To the one who stole my heart
I became their Lover, Fiancee, Wife
So intoxication the roles I played
But would not remain throughout my life

My most blessed role of all
Would bring bliss so pure and true
Becoming a Mother woke me up
Unconditional love coming through

I placed this role as my priority
And was blessed with two more
Angels added to our family unit
To love, cherish and to adore

I am a Mother to three children
But, each see a different kind
Inner truths and insecurities
Develop and influence the mind

I saw my role as a joint Parent
As two equals in the giving
Babies need nurturing and love
Adults adapting to daily living

I never knew for many years
The change in my role of a Wife
My intense love for our children
My husband felt as lack and strife

So another role I took on
A Divorcee feeling remorse

But it heralded great change
My true purpose was on course

I became a Spiritual Seeker
Limitations gone, I was free
To live and learn and grow
To be The Me I Came Here To Be

Becoming a young Grandmother
Was the icing on the cake
Unconditional love for these jewels
Brought the Poet in me awake

Many lessons I have experienced
From becoming a Mother-In-Law
Different characters and views
Letting go of any control at all

Daughter, Sister, Mother
Friend, Stranger, Wife
Spiritualist, Blogger, Inspirer
Are just a few roles of my life

With each, whoever’s looking
At me, has filters on their eyes
Their perception alters the view
Adapting to where their truth lies

But who am I to me?
Is all I should focus on
It can take many years to see
I am more than the roles I don

I am a Spiritual Being first
A Spark of God to spread the Light
I came here to experience it all
The joys and sorrows are all alright

I am United in Oneness
With All-That-Is and will ever be
I am the Alpha and Omega
We all share this in Individuality

Before my birth I knew it all
At my death, I will re-unite
All my experiences good and bad
Bring truth and clarity of sight

Each role that I have played
In this beautiful game on Earth
Has brought me to where I am
Opening the knowledge of my worth

Although these words are about me
My life and the path that I took
We all play roles in our own story
What are yours? Why not take a look?

Trina Graves – 17th August 2018


About This Poem

I was reading a post from Amira: Accepting Change, Releasing Limitations, and while reading it a quote came to my mind, the combination of the two inspired me to write this poem. I am pretty sure the quote was from an unknown source and I thought I had it written down ready to add to my quote site, but I couldn’t find it. From my memory it was: “I am a Mother to three children, each of them has a different Mother and none of them are me.”

Many of my poems are personal to my life and might be totally irrelevant to others lives, but I believe reading other peoples ‘stories’ can shed light on our own and open doors to greater understanding.

I thought this photograph of us playing roles was perfect for this poem! 

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With my children: Julie, Kevin & Emma (2016)

 

We Shall Not Die Alone

Title Quote: Blaise Pascal

There have always been stories
In modern times and old
How at the time of passing
There are Heavenly re-unions to behold
We Shall Not Die Alone
Heavenly Re-unions Will Bring Us Home

We all have our own Guardian Angel
A Celestial Messenger from above
Always by our side throughout life
Giving guidance and unconditional love
We Shall Not Die Alone
Our Guardian Angel Will Escort Us Home

There are other Divine Beings
Who agree pre-birth to take the part
To guide us through our life
Giving inspiration to our heart
We Shall Not Die Alone
Our Spirit Guides Will Guide Us Home

We all have lost beloved family
Who’s passing made our hearts cry
Regardless of their time spent on Earth
It was so painful to say goodbye
We Shall Not Die Alone
Beloved Family Will Take Us Home

There are even many family members
Who we never met in this present life
They passed over before our day of birth
But watch over us through trouble and strife
We Shall Not Die Alone
Past Generations Will Support Us Home

We’ve also had devoted friends
From our youth or recent days
Who’ve transitioned to the other side
And we miss them in so many ways
We Shall Not Die Alone
Departed Friends Will Accompany Us Home

Some have known the Unconditional Love
Of a faithful, friendly pet
Dog, cat or whatever animal
Their presence we never forget
We Shall Not Die Alone
Our Faithful Pet Will Walk Us Home

All through our lives there have been people
Who have inspired us, guided and taught
Through school, books, history or whatever
Knowledge and wisdom they brought
We Shall Not Die Alone
Our Teachers Will Lead Us Home

Strangers cross our path through life
Sometimes briefly or moments that last
But we always meet for a reason
Untold Blessings exchanged as we passed
We Shall Not Die Alone
Blessed Souls Will Greet Us Home

If it’s meant to be our treasured loved ones
Will be physically present on that day
We’ll have the chance to say farewell
And together for peace will pray
We Shall Not Die Alone
Our Loves Will Bless Us Home

But, even if their physical presence
Is not there at our last breath
Our love is a bond that unites us forever
Their Devoted Spirit will be present at our death
We Shall Not Die Alone
Our Loves Spirits Will Send Us Home

We all have our own Inner Guidance
Our Source, Spirit, Higher-Self or Soul
When aligned our lives are Blessed
We are Loving, Joyful and Whole
We Shall Not Die Alone
Our Higher-Self Will Unite Us Home

Some are truly Blessed with a Divine Encounter
Of a Being so High and Supreme
Jesus, Buddha, Mohammed, whoever they are
Their Blissful Presence will be like a dream
We Shall Not Die Alone
Ascended Masters May Enlighten Us Home

So you see the journey we all take
Is never a lonely one
With so much Love surrounding us
Our home-coming celebrations will have begun
We Shall Not Die Alone
An Abundance of Love Will Transport Us Home

Trina Graves – 17th November 2016


About This Poem

There are so many wonderful near-death experience stories shared by people from all walks of life and different religions, I have always enjoyed reading them and find them so comforting and inspiring. I think in every one I have read the person who ‘died’ came back and lived a different life than before, they were more loving, compassionate and spiritually minded.

Before my maternal grandmother died in 1993 she had several heart-attacks, after being resuscitated from the first one she told my mum that she was no longer afraid of dying because it had been so peaceful. Also, not long before she died she had a dream of walking on ahead of her children. 

My mother also told me the story of another relative who was in bed, unable to move for his last days, but just before passing he sat up and was happily talking to ‘someone’ in the room.

I truly believe that we are never alone in this life or the next, so, of course we will be ‘met’ for the crossing over. I also believe that as we create our world, we can therefore focus on and choose who we would like to be with us at this time. My paternal grandmother died when I was seven and my older brother was nine. We lived next door to her so were very close. My brother strongly believes that she will be the one to meet him when he dies, so I too am positive that she will be there for him.  I personally feel no need to determine ‘who’ will be the first one to greet me, it will all be a Blessed Re-union. 🙂 

We Shall Not Die Alone - sympathy poem by Trina Graves of Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Speak Your Truth

We all experience life
In our own unique way
No two people are alike
In what they think, do, and say

From the moment of our birth
Some would say even before
We absorb from those around us
Their beliefs, it builds our core

Our lives are moulded and shaped
By our experiences every day
Fuelled by all those beliefs
Unchallenged, they become our way

We all have a story to tell
Of the life we live and see
Guided by our beliefs and thought
We create our destiny

But some have limiting beliefs
That can shrink their self-worth
Only one or two know their truth
Hidden from the rest of Earth

Others have tried to share
But faced ridicule and jest
Bruised and battered by remarks
Their truth no longer expressed

We can learn from one another
Others’ experiences we can take
And mull over to decide
Will they enhance the life we make?

So listen to everyone
Tell their stories on their path
Forget those that make you cringe
Remember what makes you laugh

Often it takes a hard knock
To open our path’s true door
Disease, break-up, death
Can Awaken us to much more

Or sometimes just one thing
Happens that blows our mind
Changing forever our future path
Limiting beliefs we leave behind

Those near-death experiences
Past-life recalls and even dreams
Can bring important messages
Much more than at first seems

Encountering other forms of life
Ascended Masters, Angels, Spirits too
Cosmic Beings, or just a UFO
Brings true Awareness into view

We are now in a special time
It’s been called the ‘New Age’
Darkness is being overpowered
And the Light will turn the page

Onwards we will all unite
Sharing our truth from our heart
Bringing Love and Light to all
Is a very good place to start

Speak Your Truth of Love
Speak Your Truth of Light
Speak Your Truth of Sensing
Speak Your Truth of Sight

Trina Graves – 3rd August 2018


About This Poem

Sometimes (often in the morning on waking up) I get the title of a poem just come to me, and it will keep coming to mind until I write it. I awoke with this title a few weeks ago after someone told me of something very unusual they had seen as a child.

A few days ago I wrote ‘What Would Love Do Now? but after finishing and reading through, I thought it just wasn’t right. I don’t like to finish with not being happy with my writing, but I know the best thing to do is leave it alone and write something else.  My computer wasn’t on to get a quote, so I just went for the words that have been hanging around waiting to be spoken! The interesting thing is that the next day I re-read the first poem and knew there was nothing wrong with it, it seems I just had to get this one done!

Although I have been using some of my poems on my other site since 2010, I very rarely wrote about unusual happenings or my spiritual messages etc.. I knew that some people would think them strange, wrong or nonsense! So, I held back. But when I linked up with Amira (bodyandsoulnourishmentblog) and started this blog I just felt differently about sharing everything, so now I just follow my intuition. Bless you and thank you Amira for the Light you have shone into my life in such a short time – I would not be sharing this poem, or my truths, if not for you. 

I have had this poem in draft ready to add for a couple of days now, but for some reason I have known that it was not the time to publish. For whatever the reason, today is the day! 🙂

Speaking My Truth –  (things that come to mind as I write this)

I have experienced the indescribable all-encompassing love flow through my body that ebbed away when I began to question it, but left me on a love-high for days after.

I have received countless messages from Spiritual Mediums that have proven to me we do not die, they have told me things that no one else knew, and things that have shaped my future life.

I believe I am guided in writing my inspirational poems, I have no idea who by, it could even be just me (my Higher-Self), I don’t feel it really matters who, as long as the message is of love and light.

I have had objects move in front of my eyes with no apparent cause (eg. keys in a bicycle lock coming out – for no reason – and horizontally moving about two feet before falling, this was indoors.

I have seen numerous un-explainable lights in the sky, moving in odd ways.

I have taken loads of photographs with orbs in them. I can take a photo with no orbs and then ask for them to appear and they usually do.

I have had many visualizations/daydreams of meeting with someone and receiving inspiring messages for myself. See the poem Insight for my first meeting.

I have been told by many that I have a calming influence on people.

I have only been angry once in my life. I have wondered about this often as I know you should not suppress emotions and I have tried to work through situations in my life that ‘should’ have caused anger, but I have come to the conclusion that it is just not a part of me and I just needed to experience it once as a learning. 

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Update: 11th August 2018

If you read the comments below you will see that this poem was written for Amira, but at the time that I posted it she had not ‘Spoken Her Truth’ it was infact Amira who told me of seeing a UFO as a child. In one of our continuing synchronicities, Amira had written a poem about what she had seen, but was hesitant on publishing it until she read this poem. You can read Amira’s poem and her story (in the comments).

 

What Would Love Do Now?

 

Title Quote: Neale Donald Walsch

When faced with a decision
Not knowing which way to go
Choices lay before you
Confusion blocks your flow
Worrying about the wrong one
Puts a frown upon your brow
Just ask yourself the question
What Would Love Do Now?

All experiences are beneficial
Even the bad ones play a part
They can break down the barriers
To open up your heart
No matter what the problem
You can get through it somehow
By asking yourself the question
What Would Love Do Now?

Whether just beginning your path
Or seeing the end in sight
It’s your course that you follow
Only you know what is right
Which twist or turn to take ahead
Rest now or onward plough
Always ask yourself the question
What Would Love Do Now?

A negative side has to exist
For the positive to simply be
So you can always take that view
And a darker side you’ll see
But if you choose the Light
A channel of Love you allow
You’ll embody with each step
What Love Would Do Now

Trina Graves – 3rd August 2018


About This Poem

When I was doing this part for yesterday’s poem ‘Is This Who I Am?’ (based on a Neale Donald Walsch quote) ‘What Would Love Do Now?’  came into my head. I started to write about this quote too, but then thought it would make an excellent title for a new poem. While it was fresh on my mind I Googled the quote (as I knew I had read it somewhere) and found a beautiful song by Jason Mraz.

Searching some more I discovered, and shouldn’t have been surprised, that the quote was from Neale Donald Walsch. So, I got on with writing the poem straight away. 

Sometimes when I’ve finished a poem I read it and think it’s not alright, this was one of those times, so I went back to yesterday’s ‘About This Poem’ and deleted everything about this new quote. But, as with what usually happens, the next day I read the poem and see it with fresh eyes.

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Is This Who I Am?

If ever you’re unsure of what to do
This is the question that will help you through
Ask yourself, “Is this who I want to be?”
The answer will guide you to act correctly

Every second and every minute of every day
You create yourself anew with what you do and say
“Is this the greatest vision of myself?” you might ask
Whenever you are about to carry out a task

What is the grandest vision that you can conceive
Of your life right now, it’s possible to achieve
Whatever you believe to be true
Your life’s what you make it, so create a new you

Decide who it is that you want to be
Express and fulfil this and you will soon see
Another grand vision that you can aim for
Your Soul is experiencing life and evolving more

Trina Graves – 30th June 2002


About This Poem

I had written several poems in late 2001 using the Core Concepts from Conversations With God by Neale Donald Walsch as the title and theme. On this day in June (the following year), I had just written God Talks To Everyone to add to my list and then wanted to do another poem, but the concept/quote that was getting my attention was much too long to use as a title:

Your Purpose In Life Is
To Decide & To Declare, To Express And To Experience
WHO YOU REALLY ARE
This Is The Purpose Of All Life
That Is Evolution.

So instead, I chose to use a simple question based on this quote: “Is This Who I Am?”

Is This Who I Am? Inspirational poem by Trina Graves of Spiritual Quotes To Live By

The Bus Journey

The simplest of things can bring meaning to you
And guidance is received to help you get through
The journey of life as you travel the path
It’s amazing what brings a smile or a laugh

Although I am writing about my own journey
I believe that sharing enlightens others to see
And contemplate life and how it all fits in
So my story of bus journeys, I’ll now begin…

As a toddler and child I was uncontrollably shy
My parents were bewildered, they didn’t know why
I wouldn’t go anywhere without screaming and fuss
So it was always a nightmare to take me on a bus

With no car and living in the remote countryside
The twice weekly bus was a vital lifeline to ride
Although I don’t remember those first early trips
Excruciating tales I heard from my parents lips

At four years old starting school I began to change
Although still deeply shy, I wasn’t so strange
My school I loved going to was a few miles away
So I travelled with my brother on the bus each day

When I was about eight, in holidays I began to stay
With my grandparents who lived quite far away
One day out with my nanny on a bus trip to town
I couldn’t ask for a ticket, all I did was frown

I knew the words, but they just wouldn’t come out
It took a few more years for me to lose my doubt
Then I could talk to people, just a little at first
My acute shyness had eased, the dark cloud burst

Several years later, at fifteen I began to date
A childhood friend, it all just seemed to be fate
Our families were friends, so the weekends I’d stay
Travelling on the bus to meet him on a Friday

The journey would take quite a long while
So lost in my thoughts, I’d daydream and smile
Planning our future together, forever more
The time soon passed, it was never a bore

Although I looked out the window, I didn’t see
The world outside, I was just focused on me
Enjoying the delightful thoughts that I’d find
Flowing so easily around in my mind

There were places to go together, and things to do
A couple of years later, there were wedding plans too
But from that time, the most memorable moments of all
Were treasuring my growing, precious bump, so small

All of my hopes and dreams were coming true
The bus rides I enjoyed as I thought through
The years ahead with my own precious family
I was young and in love, oh, how happy we’d be

Once wed I’d still journey, but the opposite way
Missing my parents, I’d visit often on a Saturday
Over the months as my pregnancy did progress
The bumpy journey was uncomfortable, so I went less

My beautiful baby girl was born in early spring
So all through the summer I delighted to bring
Her out on the bus and wherever we would go
She’d get attention, as a proud mother I’d glow

The following year it became much trickier to ride
The bus as there was a baby brother at her side
In those days pushchairs always had to be put down
So it was very difficult to do much shopping in town

They were 2 and 3 years old when my last was born
So I could only manage to journey if a sling was worn
Snuggled and so cosy, the baby would sleep away
So I’d talk to the others and think of games to play

My attention had began to go outside of the bus
To keep little ones occupied, so they wouldn’t fuss
Playing I Spy, or just talking about all we could see
Through children, nature’s heart opened a little to me

One amusing incident sticks out in my mind, so well
The things little ones say, are such a delight to tell
Crossing over a ‘Toll Bridge’ I had tried to explain
She thought coins were stacked up, to take the strain

The years flew by and they all grew up so fast
I learned to drive, so bus rides were in our past
But journeys together were never quite the same
Without sharing the sights and playing a game

When in my thirties my son made me a nanny
My heart and eyes were truly opened wide to see
The world through a child, so innocent and pure
I was blessed with more angels who awoke my core

Travelling on buses with my young grandchildren
All so eager to explore and just simply having fun
Flooding back in my mind, fond memories I’d recall
Of my children, the same when they were so small

I was once again living in the beautiful countryside
Separated, then divorced, my marriage had died
Sometimes I would take the bus to Oxford city
I noticed nature more now, so abundantly pretty

It was on one of these journeys when I was alone
I gazed out the window, my thoughts on a roam
Words floated into my mind from the great somewhere
I knew they were for children and that I would share

‘Where Is God?’ the poem I recalled and wrote
When I finally got home and took off my coat
It was one of the first poems given to me
On my journey to being who I came here to be

When alone, another thing I would often try
Was sending thoughts to people sitting close by
I had learned how our minds are powerful tools
Enabling so much if you allow, and positivity rules

I’d close my eyes and send out bursts of love
Knowing they’d receive it, blessed from above
No one we encounter is ever simply by chance
As we go through life in our law of attraction dance

I would sometimes send out healing rays of energy
With my eyes closed I focus, I didn’t need to see
Often I’d know I’d finished and then opened my eye
They were getting off the bus, I blessed them goodbye

In more recent years I’ve spent three hours or more
On buses to visit family, the time is never a chore
Now I adore the abundance of nature out of the window
While listening to Abraham-Hicks, my Soul is aglow

Through my bus journeys of life, I have conveyed
My thoughts and directions, how my route was laid
Why not reflect on your own life and see what you find?
The simplest of things can bring Awareness to mind

Trina Graves – January 2017


About This Poem

It’s probably no surprise that the idea to do a poem about the bus journeys through my life came to me when I was on a bus! I jotted down a few notes at that time but it was a few years later that I actually sat to write it! With so many bus journey stories to share I always knew it would be a long poem, so I guess I just put it off. Unlike all my other poems, this one was not written on one particular day but over several days.

Everything in this poem is a true part of my life. I would love to know the reason why until the day I started school my parents could not take me anywhere without me screaming the place down! The only thing I remember about it all is ‘hiding’ with my arm bent across my face so no one could see me! 🙂 My mum tried everything to console me but eventually discovered it was best to just ignore me! So, this is the only part that I don’t actually remember, but like I say, my parents certainly told me, many times!

The poem that was given to me on a bus is on this blog: Where Is God? if you would like to read it. 

 

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Granddaughter Sophie (2010)

I Am Not What Happened To Me

Title Quote: Carl Jung

We all like to hear the stories
Of those whose start in life
Is full of negative experiences
Neglect, death, worry and strife
Of course, that’s not the part we love
Compassion for them fills our heart
It’s how they have risen to achieve
In their life, with such a bad start

Why is it that some with no home
Or parents to support them with love
Grow up escalating their negative world
Life for them is all push and shove
But others with just the same life
Will seek to develop a family
Becoming a parent they shine so bright
Radiating so much love, we all can see

Disease and death can come at any time
We have no defence to make it stop
For those who lose a baby or child
Devastation will make their heart drop
Why do some never surmount their loss
Maybe taking to addictions to fill the gap
Others, though never letting go of the love
Will see growth and experience unwrap

With the focus in the news on negative
There are always crimes to be found
So much violence is displayed
Our Spirit sinks to the ground
Some victims focus on the hurt
Revenge filling them with hate
Others learn compassionate wisdom
Helping others becomes their fate

The stories that many like to hear
Are of people with no change to spare
But rise to triumph through it all
Pointing the way, experience they share
J. K. Rowling is a well-known example
Of the fairytale of rags to riches
By doing the thing she loved
Writing stories of wizards and witches

Some learn to navigate the darkness
Guided by the Light of someone they love
Others find faith in their religion
Being linked to their Source up above
Friends, mentors, guides near and far
Can help so called ‘victims’ reach out
Knowing they are not ever alone
Helps bring positive change about

I believe what makes a difference
Is the attitude these people take
Some limit themselves by focusing
On what made their hearts break
Others will use their experiences
To know that’s not who they are
It’s just a situation of life
To grow from, their aim is far

Everyone of us has to face problems
Maybe not at the start, but in time we see
A myriad of ways things arise
It’s part of life, we have to be
Knowing that things will change
No matter what comes our way
Everything in life can be learned from
And nothing will permanently stay

Think of difficult times as growth
Seeds planted in your life all around
You will get through it some day
And flowers of wisdom will be found
Instead of ’Why is this happening to me?’
Think of ’What is this trying to teach?’
Be positive as much as possible
And a happier life you’ll soon reach

‘I Am Not What Happened To Me
I Am What I Choose To Become’
For no matter the trial and test
You are truly the only one
To change what you think and believe
Even little steps each and every day
Will change your life for the better
It’s down to what you think, do and say

Trina Graves – 24th July 2018


About This Poem

This was the third poem I wrote the other day, but after writing it I had doubts that I would ever share it. My feelings were: Who am I to tell people how to get through bad times when I have not gone through what they have? Yes, I have had problems in my life, but I am very well aware that they are nowhere near as bad as others face. So, I just thought I’d file it away. 

However, Source/Universe/Law of Attraction (or whatever you want to call it) had another plan! And this one totally blew me away and so clearly told me to use this poem, no matter my doubts!

It was after I had got the first poem all ready to post with the story of how synchronicity had given me the idea of what to write about it. With it all ready to go, I went to check my emails and had one from Netflix about a new film just added called Breathe.  I read the write up and thought I knew the name of the main character, so I read some more and Googled the film to see if it was who I thought.

In 1962 until 1972 (aged 1 to 11) my family lived in a very small village (Drayton St Leonard, Oxfordshire) next door to my father’s parents. I was close to my grandmother and I know I am very much like her. It was truly a blessing that we lived so close for those early years as she died when I was seven. However, before this she worked for a family who lived in a large house in the village. She loved her job as Housekeeper and Cook, being an excellent cook due to spending her younger years in service. The family often had guests visit at weekends so she was kept busy feeding them all. I have memories of going to see her and hanging around waiting for her to finish work! Other fond memories are of going to a  fundraising fete hosted by this family in their grounds, and another open day where we could all use their swimming pool. Being so young I don’t remember personally interacting with the family, but I do remember happy smiling faces, even though the father of the family was in a wheelchair and couldn’t move. His name was Robin Cavendish.

The film was about the family and of how when Robin contracted polio at 28, he was paralyzed from the neck down and not given long to live, he could not breathe without artificial help so was doomed to spend the rest of his short life in hospital. However, he and his wife Diana had other ideas, and he went home to live out what was to be a long life! (He died aged 64). Not only was he to become one of the longest living responauts, but he became a tireless advocate for disabled people. He and a friend (Teddy Hall) created the wheelchair that enabled him to lead a life out of bed, he raised money to provide chairs for others like him and went on to help create numerous other devices to provide independence to paralyzed people. He also travelled the world to inspire others and was made an MBE in 1974. (an award given by the Queen for outstanding service). A truly remarkable man!

I was blown away with the timing of receiving this email, about a film just added, of someone I knew when I was younger, who my grandmother worked for, and was a perfect example of what I was trying to convey! As it is from such a long time ago, it was definitely not something on my mind when writing, but now I do wonder about all the significance of the little things in life that we are part of, and the way they instill learning messages into us!

With this outstanding synchronicity I took it as a blessing to share this poem. I also knew that somewhere I had a photograph of the family, as I had scanned many of my mothers photos into my computer. I have thousands of family photos, but very rarely do I keep any of people who are not related, I am pretty sure that this is the only one from my younger years. Whenever I have a sorted through my files – not very often, I must admit – I always wondered why I would never delete this one! And now I know!!!

By the way, I watched the film that evening and thought it was a wonderfully inspiring story. The only thing I knew of that was not portrayed correctly was that the house was IN the village and looked so much better than the one in the film! You can see it in the picture below.

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Robin & Diana Cavendish with their son Jonathan
at fayre
My mum and brothers at fete in the Cavendish’s gardens (I think 1965)

28th July 2018
Since adding this post, I have had a long conversation with my mum about the movie and her memories of this time. She told me that my nan (Evelyn) really loved working for the family, and that she knew (from Evelyn) that the devotion portrayed in the film is 100% true. Evelyn also developed a great friendship with the Nanny (who is in the film). Also, when Jonathan (the son) went to boarding school, although the Nanny was no longer needed, a bungalow was built in the grounds for her to live in.

You Are The Light Of The World

Title Quote: A Course In Miracles

We are all born shining bright
Oozing our pure Divinity Light
Babies are a source of loving joy
Each and every new girl and boy

As the years pass the Light within dims
But remains steadfast, illumined within
Waiting for intuition to take a hold
Not just doing as we’ve been told

Once we set on our true life-path
There’s more to life, we love and laugh
Knowing Source will guide our way
Our Light grows stronger day-by-day

Our inner Light regains its glow
Radiating out always on show
Drawing those who think alike
Sparks fly as matches strike

All this Light we constantly emit
Doesn’t fade, or droop or sit
It ignites flying high into the sky
Surrounding Earth in the blink of an eye

Always available to those in need
The Light is a constant source to feed
People whose Light seems to be fading
Taking in Light initiates mending

Our capacity to love and share
Showing to all we truly care
Makes us sparkle and beam
United together as a team

Every Light is needed here
To eliminate hate and fear
We can do this, we are One
Together as blinding as the sun

All our Lights together combine
To make all of humanity shine
Exponentially we excel and grow
Together we make the Earth glow

As each Light joins to be a part
Of what we came here to start
The chains of negativity we break
More Souls we will Awake

Your Light is a precious part
Of your Soul, felt in your heart
So let it out, uncovered, unfurled
You Are The Light Of The World!

Trina Graves – 24th July 2018


About This Poem

I wrote this poem straight after Teach Only Love, as with that poem, I didn’t have anything in mind to write for this part. But, it all fell into place after I visited Amira’s blog! (you can read more details on Teach Only Love).

Yesterday as I was writing about Lightworkers, in my comment to Amira, I had forgotten that the previous day I’d written ‘You Are The Light Of The World’ – yes, I know it was in my mind somewhere! but I wasn’t thinking about it. – Later in the day I made a picture with the whole poem, but then realized that by taking just three verses it made a short poem on the Lightworker theme, so following the synchronicities I chose to use this one instead. I don’t think I would of noticed this inner-poem without the connection with Amira.

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All Is Well With My Soul

Title Quote: Julian of Norwich

We all have countless troubles to face
Through our lives, whether young or old
Even those we perceive to be immune
Harbour burdens, if their truth be told
All Is Well With My Soul

I grew up no different from others
I too, had problems and doubt
But ‘Everything Happens For A Reason’
Was the belief I clung to throughout
All Is Well With My Soul

My children were my joyful anchor
I lived each day blessed by their light
Without them my boat would have sunk
Negativity all around, was hard to fight
All Is Well With My Soul

I questioned, why are we here?
Why is there suffering and hate?
How can innocent children be hurt
Surely, it’s not just about fate?
All Is Well With My Soul

Once I set foot on my Spiritual Path
Things began to change for me, all around
I didn’t realize for quite some time
It was ‘The Law Of Attraction’ I had found
All Is Well With My Soul

Looking back now, my path was long
For many years I hesitantly plod
Now I see all the signs along the way
Showing me my own pathway to God
All Is Well With My Soul

My Soul, my Centre, my Essence
Has always been aware and awake
Even at my lowest of low
It still shone, for my own sake
All Is Well With My Soul

Hate is required to learn forgiveness
Darkness is essential to perceive light
Loss is necessary to appreciate love
My Soul brought me through my night
All Is Well With My Soul

We come to experience it all
God Sparks within us, we create
In our unlimited world of free will
We choose what’s to be, not fate
All Is Well With My Soul

I am now focused on love and light
Blind to the negative others choose
I let go of trying to control anyone
The true game of life is impossible to lose
All Is Well With My Soul

I know there will not always be calm seas
Twists and turns may lay in my path ahead
But I came to live in this divergent world of choice
To anchor and shine my light, wherever I tread
All Is Well With My Soul

The All-That-Is, Source Energy is my anchor
My life-jacket of love and light keep me afloat
Whatever waves may toss and turn in my life
I choose to remain calm in my aligned boat
All Is Well With My Soul

The ending of my path is ahead somewhere
At least for this life, as me, playing my part
But I know the love and light I have shone
Continues in my Soul, as it did from the start
All Is Well With My Soul

No matter what has happened or will be
My Soul keeps centred and whole
The positive and the negative…
All Is Well With My Soul

Trina Graves – 4th October 2017


About This Poem

Although not brought up as a regular church-goer, I always loved uplifting hymns. My primary school was next door to Dorchester Abbey so we would often go and sing in the Abbey. One of my favourite memories of childhood is singing Christmas carols while looking at the magnificent stained glass windows of the Abbey.

As an adult, for a few years, I occasionally went to various Spiritualist Churches and had some amazing proof of life after death, but one of the things I most enjoyed were the hymns, they were always joyous, uplifting ones and I just found it so inspiring singing along with others.

So, on my Spiritual Quotes To Live By website, the words of uplifting hymns were something I wanted to include. When I was compiling the page I thought it would be good to add some videos, so I Googled and searched, looking for the right ones. During my search I discovered a whole new genre of music I never knew existed, I’m not sure of the right title but I call them Modern Hymns. I began to listen to them almost everyday and one in particular stood out to me: It Is Well by Kristene DiMarco, based on the original hymn of Horatio Spafford, It Is Well With My Soul.

The quote kept coming back to me, so I wrote it down on my list of quotes to use for poems. However, when I sat to write the poem ‘It’ is well didn’t seem right and I kept wanting to use ‘All’ instead. I knew that Louise Hay used ‘All Is Well’ often in her work, and by doing some research I found that the quote went all the way back to Julian of Norwich 1342 – 1416. 

I went ahead and wrote the poem in my usual way – praying and asking for guidance first – but when I’d finished I still wasn’t sure about IT or ALL. So I just put it away, knowing that I would know which when the time was right. I came across the poem in a pile of paperwork a couple of weeks later, read it through and knew instantly it was to be: ALL Is Well With My Soul.

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Don’t Die With Your Music Still In You

Title Quote: Wayne Dyer

You came here with a message
You came here with a plan
Somehow you would contribute
To elevate your fellow man
Everyone of us is unique
No two are ever the same
Your exclusive inner calling
Is your Souls indelible aim…

Music touches everyone’s Soul
In so many different ways
Relaxing, enlivening, provoking thoughts
Bringing emotions to everyone’s days
If composing or playing music
Is what you came here to do
Share your passion with the world
Don’t Die With Your Music Still In You

Books are an unlimited way
To share, teach and inspire
Enabling the use of imagination
They aid to focus your desire
If eloquence through the written word
Is what you came here to do
Share your passion with the world
Don’t Die With Your Book Still In You

Art has an abundance of forms
To push your creativity
Whether the artist or the viewer
There’s more going on than what you see
If expressing yourself through art
Is what you came here to do
Share your passion with the world
Don’t Die With Your Art Still In You

Performers delight us all
In the myriad of ways they choose
Entertaining on stage or screen
Audiences are enthralled whatever they use
If sparkling on centre-stage
Is what you came here to do
Share your passion with the world
Don’t Die With Your Performance Still In You

Websites and Apps are relatively new
Communications that exponentially grow
Transmitting to the entire world
Positive energy can ultimately flow
If lighting-up through the network
Is what you came here to do
Share your passion with the world
Don’t Die With Your Website Still In You

Speeches can be timeless
Simple words touching eternity
Enthusiastic depth of feeling
Give hope, strength and clarity
If articulate public speaking
Is what you came here to do
Share your passion with the world
Don’t Die With Your Speeches Still In You

Inventions change the world
The Universe will eternally expand
Ingenious minds can create great things
When placing their vision in their hand
If creating inspired ways to help others
Is what you came here to do
Share your passion with the world
Don’t Die With Your Invention Still In You

Charity affects all humanity
A kind, giving nature shows a pure Soul
Working tirelessly, even behind the scenes
Contributes benefits to the Whole
If supporting with your time and assistance
Is what you came here to do
Share your passion with the world
Don’t Die With Your Charity Still In You

Healing is a Divine offering
Coming through an abundance of ways
A doctor or nurse in modern medicine
Or a channeller of Spiritual Rays
If nurturing health and well-being
Is what you came here to do
Share your passion with the world
Don’t Die With Your Healing Still In You

Charismatic people can shine through
Life’s challenges, doubts and fears
Their presence influences others
To be optimistic and wipe away tears
If radiating positive joy
Is what you came here to do
Share your passion with the world
Don’t Die With Your Charisma Still In You

Love is the greatest blessing
To give and to receive
Above all else it is the one true gift
That survives us when we leave
No matter the other reasons
Love Is always what you came here to do
Share your true passion with the world
Don’t Die With Your Love Still In You

Trina Graves – 9th November 2016


About This Poem

I, like many others around the world, felt a change when the wonderful Wayne Dyer made his transition to the other side. His loving presence is now so much closer to us all. From his humble beginnings to becoming the world-renowned author and spiritual teacher, he was, and still is, a source of abundant love, wisdom and inspiration.

I love so many of his enlightening quotes and this one was an easy choice to use for a poem. I began with a list of ideas to cover, obviously music was the first and I also wanted to include websites and writing to remind myself to ‘get on with it!’ I have a close friend who is an artist so that gave me another verse, and performers of stage and screen were an obvious option. The rest just came out in the writing.

I believe we are all here for a reason, whether it’s to become known worldwide or just in a small family group, it makes no difference – everyone is important and has a vital part to play in this game of life. 

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Let Them Follow Their Own Compass

Title Quote: Wayne Dyer

A baby contains an inherent, infinite Light
That shines so brightly from it’s Soul
Vividly luminous with Source Energy
We’re captivated, adoring beyond control

Time advances, the baby becomes a child
The Divine illumination begins to dim
Their link to Source has been shadowed
By the negativity they have taken in

As the child goes out into the big-wide world
School and society’s control gets a strong-hold
‘Bright Sparks’ may seem to be encouraged
But they too, must fit into the defined mould

Adolescence then adulthood urges onwards
By now most Inner Lights have been blocked
Conforming to everyone, but not their own desires
Keeps the door to their Soul firmly locked

But remember, there is nothing wrong about this
We planned our whole journey right from the start
By learning to follow our own Inner Guidance in life
We would retrieve the Light through our heart

One of life’s immense joys is parenthood
Overwhelming gifts this path can bring
Unconditional love its purest treasure
Lifting the Spirit, the Soul will truly sing

Whatever path we choose to take
No one else will be on the same
It’s so important to remember this
When focusing on your child’s aim

The Light inside them is also a compass
It can guide them their whole life through
Teaching them to choose right from wrong
Inner Guidance is always clear in what to do

Their Light Compass will always be there
If ever they have any troubles or doubt
What to do about it, which path to take
Their Inspiring Light will always shine out

Learning to use and trust their intuition
Connecting to their own Source Energy Light
Is the greatest blessing you can ever give them
And by example is the only way to teach it right

Trina Graves – 5th December 2016


About This Poem

Sometimes I come across a quote that I just know I need to make into a poem. I write it down in my notepad that I keep just for my poems. – I prefer to hand-write in pencil first of all, I have tried typing straight away but it just doesn’t feel right! – I also keep a list on the front inside cover of any titles or ideas that come to me, this happens most often upon first waking. Anyway, this quote from Wayne Dyer was one that I knew would be a poem.

With this title the poem was obviously going to be about letting children use their own intuition, to be connected to their own inner light rather than follow the guidance of others, even though it is thought to be in their best interest.

After praying and asking for guidance my thoughts drifted to how babies are so mesmerizing as if we are under their spell and I realized it is because they exude Source, they are pure beings of light.  But then why does that change? Why do we enter this world as the true beings we are but then become so much less? I hope this poem sheds some light on this and show that the only way to teach them to follow their own compass it to follow our own.

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My grandsons Joey & Tyler (2014)